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Jordan A Hachtel

R&D Staff

Current Research Interests:

I specialize in the use of scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) to study the optical, vibrational, and electronic behavior of structures and materials at the nanoscale. Utilizing ultra-high energy resolution monochromated electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) I examine infrared excitations in materials such as molecular vibrations, phonons, and shallow electron energy levels.  Also, I work on directly integrating advanced numerical and image processing techniques into distributable iPython notebooks and microscope control software to facilitate efficient acquisition and analysis of complex multidimensional monochromated EELS datasets. 

  • June 2022 - Present: R&D Staff, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Feb. 2022 - Present: Executive Director, The Microanalysis Society
  • Feb. 2019 - June 2002: R&D Associate, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Microscopy Society of America: Albert Crewe Award - 2022
  • Microscoanalysis Society: Kurt F.J. Heinrich Award - 2022
  • Microscopy Today Innovation Award - 2020
  • Microanalysis Society: Coslett Award - 2019
  • Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences Postdoctoral Award - 2018
  • Microscopy Society of America: Postdoctoral Research Award - 2018
  • Springer Publishing Outstanding PhD Thesis Award - 2016
  • Microscopy Society of America: Presidential Scholar Award - 2015
  • Postdoctoral Appointment: Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2019) 
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Physics: Vanderbilt University (2016) 
  • Bachelor of Arts in Physics: University of Colorado at Boulder (2008) 
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics: University of Colorado at Boulder (2008)